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tightening in virginia, giving mitt romney the edge over barack obama. independent voters and women remain in the cross hairs for the candidates. fox's doug luzader has the latest now from the campaign trail >> reporter: certainly seen this race tighten up considerably over just the past month. this is the average of polls. there's not much space between governor romney and president obama. romney has widened his lead a bit since yesterday and it has the president running to catch up. nothing matches the campaign tools a president has, air force one rolling up to a rally. later, the president running to the podium. >> are you fired up? [ applause ] >> reporter: after a marathon day, his voice was nearly gone. >> even though my voice is getting kind of hoarse, i've still got a spring in my step. >> reporter: the president even cast his vote early yesterday in chicago. with his poll numbers flagging, his campaign hopes early voters help lock down the lead he had weeks ago. the obama strategy involves women and young voters. the president referring to romney, "well, that's a b-ser, i can tell
, julie. believe it or not, voters sent to the polls two weeks from today. for president obama and mitt romney, the last phase in the race for the white house begins this morning. they held their final debate in florida last night. mr. obama was aggressive and lit up twitter with a couple of zippingers while government romney spent a lot of time on the offensive. doug luzader takes a closer look. >> reporter: they sat down at the table last night with the same ultimate goal in mind, and that is, of course, winning come november 6th. they have two different strategies to get there. >> this debate begins as they do, with a handshake. as they headed to their seats, they had different objectives. romney, to preserve his momentum, the president to get some back. when romney questioned cuts to the navy, a critical issue in the battleground state of virginia, the president delivered what his supporters think was the line of the night. >> you mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than in 1916. governor, we have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military
is appropriate. >> turning now to the race for the white house. both president obama and mitt romney are racking up frequent flyer miles. both will make the hard push. the president heads to richmond for a rally tomorrow. and sunday romney has three in the state. joins us live from capitol hill with more. doug good morning. >> reporter: good morning. unless you live in one of those handful of swing states, you are not going to see these guys in person as the campaign travel reaches a fever pitch. >>> we can add another 5,000 milester today as president obama travels back and forth actually spending the night on board. mitt romney isn't far behind after rallies yesterday. >> what you are seeing from the obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign. the president is out of ideas andre going to make sure he's out of office. >> give him the edge nationally. tracking poll puts it at 5 points. the swing states get more complicated. may come down to ohio. the president was in dayton yesterday. >> we know we're not where we need to be. but we've made real progress. we have to build on that progres
. for the next two weeks the candidates will hit the campaign trail to energize their base. both president obama and governor romney brought up the economy but most of the night was devoted to foreign policy including iran and other hot spots. >> you look at the record of the last four years and say is iran closer to a bomb, yes. is the middle east in few molt -- tumolt, yes. >> as long as i am president of the united states iran will not get a nuclear weapon. i made that clear when i came in office. we organized the strongest coalition and the strongest sanctions against iran in history. >> today president obama campaigns in florida and ohio, two key states. mitt romney is in nevada and colorado tonight te key states. election day is two weeks away with the race still wide open. joining us now with a look at how each presidential camp is planning its camp to victory is leonard steinhorn. thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> we are getting down to the wire. we can focus on the numbers as the campaigns are doing. they each have different scenarios for how they get to the number 270 f
about rape don't make too much sense to me. >> but a new ap poll shows efforts by the obama campaign may not be working. the president and mitt romney are relatively even in their support from men and women. romney campaigned in ohio before heading to -- in iowa before heading to ohio. >> make sure they vote for me this time. >> the president will cast his birth early. this as both campaigns may be mulling over a troubling possibility come november 6th. a tie in the electoral college. a republican house would pick romney. >> the senate divides who the vice president is. would be still in democratic hands and pick joe biden. so you would have a romney bide enticket made president and vice president of the united states. it would be one crazy finish to one crazy election year. and this is one possible tie scenario where each candidate walks away with 269 electoral votes. in washington, fox news. >> a lot more people are voting early this year but could create problems. experts say the increase in absentee vogt raises the risks of lost votes and voter fraud. found that absentee votes are tw
obama picks up where he left off yesterday in the middle of a marathon after spending the night on air force one. he will start the day in florida and fly to virginia to a rally in richmond. then back to his home town of chicago before ending the day in a battleground state for ohio. >> the late surge isn't making much of an impact. the latest national polls show the president tied with mitt romney. >> and mitt romney is spending a whole day in the buckeye state. the time in one state is just temporary. yesterday the governor blitzed other battleground states through appearances in nevada and iowa. >> real estate mobile donald trump has become a leading critic of obama. trump offered to donate $5 million to charity if the president releases his applications for college and his passport. the president poked fun last night in an appearance on the tonight show. >> this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> i got to give you that one. >> we had constant run ins on the soccer field. he wasn't very good. that was the end of it. >> wise cracks aside, the president to
the incident isolated and stress that there's no threat to the public. >>> president obama will be at the white house today, he has several interviews scheduled, including one with mtv. governor mitt romney will campaign in ohio and iowa. and monday, president obama returns to virginia. >>> a new fox new poll of likely voters in virginia shows governor romney with 47% support compared to president obama's 45%. >>> and president obama is now first sitting u.s. president to vote before election day. he cast his vote at a polling site near his chicago home yesterday. illinois is one of several states that has early voting. the campaign camp says his participation will send a strong message to voters. >>> a lot of money pouring into the race. as of yesterday both campaigns have raised $2 billion. the eye popping figure puts the election on the track to be the costliest ever. the outpouring of donations is coming from both ordinary citizens and the richest americans, hoping to influence the election. >>> the 37th annual marine corps marathon and the 10k race take place sunday in northern virginia an
. >> president obama and governor romney face off one more time in a final time in the formal debate tonight, joining us now with a preview from boca, florida, is the fox business network, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> how important is this third and final debate tonight? >> reporter: very important. it's the last pitch to voters. when you think take into account, allison, the first debate largely seen as a romney- victory. the second debate largely seen as a venue for president obama to come back to reassert himself, got that last time, this is the last pitch they have to make for voters. this has been such a tight election, its gotten closer after the first debate. it's vital these two guys make the pitch tonight and really the lasting venue they'll have going into the election just a couple weeks away. >> you sort of mentioned the first debate and you talked about that, everyone going plop, the second with president obama did, with the town hall debate last time, and i know the format is different now, is that sort of back and forth do you think something that these undecide
in the sunshine state as president barack obama and governor mitt romney prepare for the last presidential debate. with the race tightening, we have a look at what we can expect. >> reporter: this time around, they won't be standing at podiums, they won't be stocks one another on stage, tonight they'll be sitting at the same table, the debate is supposed to be about foreign policy, just about anything could come up. >> without further adieu, welcome president obama and governor romney. >> reporter: it's just a hearsal and these are just stand-ins, the final debate has it all on the line. president obama has been out of sight preparing for -- at camp david. >> figure out which he players are best. >> reporter: the tone could be subdued than that, especially compared to last week's debate, although the president may try to question romney's readiness on the world stage. >> people to want know they have a strong, steady hand in the oval office and they don't someone who's reckless. >> reporter: romney may try again to hit the president on the u.s. consulate attack in libya. and with the new report o
post. >> president obama hits the campaign trail and today will travel more than 5,000 miles in his busiest single day of re-election campaign. iowa, colorado, nevada and interview in la. governor mitt romney is also on the road attending campaign events in two states today. yesterday, president obama campaigned in ohio. tomorrow he visits virginia, florida and back in ohio. mitt romney will campaign in nevada and iowa today. he appeared with paul ryan in colorado yesterday. >>> and a reminder about our new election special. fox 5 news is our new show that deals with local and national candidates in the final weeks. you can see it at 6:30 every week night right here on fox 5. we're focusing on the maryland senate race. next week the candidates will debate live on fox 5 morning news. they will part next wednesday october 31st at 9:00 a.m. if you have a question for one of the candidates send it and we'll try to use it. >> new this morning, pope benedict the 16th has named 6 new cardinals. one of them is american. archbishop james michael harvey. he was ordained in the 1970s. been in
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